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1970's Boatyards

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It would be interesting to know if between us we could name as many of these yards we've hired from - and the particularIMG_0056.JPGIMG_0057.JPGIMG_0058.JPG boats too !!

 

 

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That is incredible. How things have changed. Now dominated by the big 4

Hired Hampton Safaris from LL (Hoveton) I think and Phoenix at Potter 

All long gone 

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My first holiday on the broads was on Royal Tudor


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Had a holiday on this lovely boat - Wild Nymph from F B Wilds in Horning although it was greeting rather tired. The canopy leaked really badly I remember


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Pearson Marine, Brister Craft, Aston Boats & Harvey Eastwood were yards my family hired boats from in the 1970's & 1980's, now all long gone....

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Right, yards i`ve hired from. 

Aston Boats Loddon 

Aston Boats Beccles x2

Martham Boat Dev Co 

Buccaneer Boats Brundall 

Maffett Cruisers Loddon x lots

Summercraft Wroxham x2

Moore & co Wroxham

Herbert Woods Potter Heigham x2 (never again)

Bridgecraft Acle x2

Kingline Cruisers Horning

Pacific Cruisers Loddon.

 

The above as i said are yards i`ve hired from in the past. Yards i`d hire from now (if we did`nt own a share in Lightning) are,

Bridgecraft Acle

Broads Boating Company Acle

Summercraft Wroxham

Freedom Cruisers Thorpe

Pacific Cruisers Loddon

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Landamore, Richardsons (3 times), Chumley & Hawke (twice), Porter & Haylett (twice), Brooms, Beaver Fleet, Alan Johnson (twice), Horizon Craft, Southgates Lower, Powles, Swancraft (twice), Colin Facey, Willow Cruisers. Still a couple of them hiring. 

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We had Cambria and Giselle from Broadsway, Tropical Heart from Hearts, Caravelle from Chumley and Hawke Firegem, Firecrest and Firebronze from Walklins

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Conquest from Stalham Yacht Services and Carolina from Aston Boats. 

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When I was young (many years ago) I worked at Burgh Castle yacht station would love to tales from there

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Had a holiday on this lovely boat - Wild Nymph from F B Wilds in Horning although it was greeting rather tired. The canopy leaked really badly I remember


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Getting not greeting !!


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Richardson’s - Mermaid & Highlander

Herbert Woods - Starlight

Ferry Boatyard Horning  - Ferry Privateer

A D Truman - Defender

Easticks Acle - ??? Oak

Ernest Collins - Coral, White, Diamond, Gold, Royal and Astral Emblems

Aston Boats Loddon - Aston Leo & Pisces.

Aston Boats Beccles - Aston Cougar

Alpha Craft - Shooting Star, Thunderbolt, Stardust, Blenheim 

Later Bookings - Ferry Marina Horning -  Silver, Whisper, Mercury & Tanzanite Emblems.

 

 

 

 

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Richardson’s - Mermaid & Highlander
Herbert Woods - Starlight
Ferry Boatyard Horning  - Ferry Privateer
A D Truman - Defender
Easticks Acle - ??? Oak
Ernest Collins - Coral, White, Diamond, Gold, Royal and Astral Emblems
Aston Boats Loddon - Aston Leo & Pisces.
Aston Boats Beccles - Aston Cougar
Alpha Craft - Shooting Star, Thunderbolt, Stardust, Blenheim 
Later Bookings - Ferry Marina Horning -  Silver, Whisper, Mercury & Tanzanite Emblems.
 
 
 
 

Royal Oak - Easticks


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9 hours ago, 140153 said:

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What beautiful lines that boat had.

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turners horning----------azure spray
chunley and hawke--------constellation 1
george smith wroxham-------glitterwake
richardsons stalham----------swiftway 6,escapade 5
hearts  thorpe------jack of hearts, braveheart 5, knave of hearts 2 ,queen of hearts, emporer of hearts
stalham yacht services-------river swift
alphacraft st olaves------------ jaguar
alphacraft brundall------------sabre,skyhawk,swordfish,hurricane
whispering reeds hickling--------bittern x 3, grey goose 2, grey goose 4 x 2
ludham bridge boat yard ---------blue diamond x 2
d.r.l. marine ludham-----------fine time
sandersons reedham---------sand eaglet

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Richardsons, ..................Fancy Free, Broadlander, Ultima

Brinkcraft………………………..Brink of Eden, Brinks Sandra

Ernest Collins...……………...Silver Emblem, Diamond Emblem(Many times) , Royal Emblem

Moore & Co...………………….Glenmore

Royalls……………………………..Royal Sovereign (Many times) , Royal Siesta, Royal Ambassador (Many times) , Royal Diamond (Twice). 

 

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14 hours ago, webntweb said:

Landamore, Richardsons (3 times), Chumley & Hawke (twice), Porter & Haylett (twice), Brooms, Beaver Fleet, Alan Johnson (twice), Horizon Craft, Southgates Lower, Powles, Swancraft (twice), Colin Facey, Willow Cruisers. Still a couple of them hiring. 

Oops . . . forgot Brister Craft.

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Clifford Allen Coltishall, Loynes Wroxham,Ferry Boatyard Horning,Sanderson's Reedham,Sutton Staithe Boatyard

Boycee

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Clifford Allen Coltishall, Loynes Wroxham,Ferry Boatyard Horning,Sanderson's Reedham,Sutton Staithe Boatyard
Boycee

Which Clifford Allen boat did you hire ?


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I can't see anyone mentioning R&C Bondon at South Walsham.

Whilst I didnt' hire from them, Ray build my fathers' boat (an Elysian - Norfolk Spitfire - still on the Broads) in about 1971.

I hired a Hampton (can't remember its name) solo from Royalls in the early 1980s

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1 hour ago, Helian said:

hired a Hampton (can't remember its name) solo from Royalls in the early 1980s

I'm pretty sure it was named Royal Escort. 

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I'm pretty sure it was named Royal Escort. 

Yes there were 3 Escorts I think with grey tops and a Consort - the orange top one.


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